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Expect to see Royals at this year’s Strictly Come Dancing show – namely Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and of course HRH Prince Charles. Both are huge fans of the show and insiders have already been told there could also be more than just one visit ... you read it here first.



 



 



The winner of The Voice on the BBC has not been offered a guest slot on the new series of Strictly. Leanne Mitchell had hoped that she would be invited, but told pals: “So far nothing, but I am not too bothered as I never expected to win in the first place.”



 



 



Charlie Brooks has been having a great time during her break from EastEnders. 



The actress is on a sixmonth hiatus from playing Janine Butcher and has been spending quality time with her daughter Kiki, seven. “I've got six months off, so I'm smiling, I'm happy and I'm sleeping!” she said.



 



 



This Morning used to be the biggest show on daytime TV – but not any more. Repeats of homemaking shows on the BBC are taking over, with fans not liking the downmarket approach of late on the show with shock stunts and lowgrade guests...



 



 



FIVE has announced it is filming a flyonthewall series based at Britain’s most famous seaside resort. Blackpool Lights will feature some of the biggest characters from the North West holiday destination being filmed during their daytoday lives.



 



 



X Factor bosses are bracing themselves for a low number of phone votes this year on the show. A source reveals: “People forget that this is how the show is funded, we need people to ring in badly...”



 



 



Sir Bruce FORSYTH has insisted that he will know the right time to retire from showbiz, and when to quit Strictly Come Dancing. The 84yearold presenter returns to anchor his 10th series of the BBC ballroom contest this autumn and the entertainer insisted that his family and friends wouldn’t be afraid to step in, if they thought he was no longer capable of hosting the show.



 



 



EastEnders actress Letitia Dean tells me when she originally landed the role of Sharon in the soap in the 80s “I told them I was from Hackney, when in fact I had been born on the estate of the late Barbara Cartland ... it’s not very East End though, is it?” she laughed.



 



 



Former Dallas star and Elvis ex Priscilla Presley is making her panto debut in Wimbledon this winter. 



She tells me: “I love the idea and I hear you get a great reception. Who knows, I may just get used to all that hissing and booing too!”



 



 



Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story has been given an official air date. 



The oneoff biopic of the late broadcaster and comedian will air on Wednesday October 3 at 9pm on BBC Four. It will feature Katherine Kelly, formerly of Coronation Street, as his wife Lee.



 



 



Neil Oliver, the host of the hit BBC show ‘Coast’ laughs at reports that his hair is not real. 



“I think it’s a joke, I have had this hair for over 20 years and I have been offered quite a few deals on the back of it, but I work for the BBC so it’s a no go,” he said.



 



 



Robson Green who now fronts a fishing show on Five, has admitted that he does so because of a lack any real drama being made on British TV. “The little there is at the minute is very soapbased,” he said. 



“I enjoyed my stint on Waterloo Road last year, but now I am looking for a dramatic part – something meaty.”



 



 



Emmerdale star Sian ReeseWilliams says playing mumtobe Gennie Walker has deterred her from getting pregnant in real life. “This has put me off having kids,” she said. “This is enough for me; at least I can take the bump off and give the baby back!”



 



 



Emmerdale star Adam Thomas has said that the mystery cast member who leaves the soap during the upcoming live episode will be missed on set. 



“I can’t say who of course, but it will come as a shock to many fans of the show ... it’s set to be explosive too.”



 



 



If ITV ever decide to end its association with the X Factor, spies tell me that Five would be more than interested in taking over the show, like they did with Big Brother and Hotel Inspector from Channel Four.



 



 



Shane Ritchie has no idea if his oneoff special ‘I’ll Fix It’ will return. While it performed badly in the ratings, the host had high hopes and thinks it may be better suited for children’s TV. “It needs a nice cosy slot, but we just don’t know as yet,” he said.



 



 



Former Coronation Street actress Helen Flanagan (Rosie) has admitted that work has dried up since she left the show in February of this year, but an offer to appear in the forthcoming Dancing on Ice show is “interesting”. Or it could be she simply has nothing else on offer?





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